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  • UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    09 May 2021
    UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    · The first EU-dedicated TV resource for school children across the EU

    · A European YouTube channel on European Affairs made in Cork

    · The brainchild of a UCC Politics lecturer and a primary school teacher in County Cork

    Primary school children across Europe will soon be able to tune into a new EU TV Junior channel to be launched in Cork on Monday, May 10th.

    The EU TV Junior offering will be available on a dedicated Youtube channel and feature animated reports voiced by children for children – with plans to develop a sister channel for secondary school students.

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  • The award-winning Glucksman gallery re-opens on 11 May with a new exhibition of 16 Irish artists

    07 May 2021
    The award-winning Glucksman gallery re-opens on 11 May with a new exhibition of 16 Irish artists

    The Glucksman is thrilled to welcome back visitors to the gallery from Tuesday 11 May for safe-distance viewing of a new exhibition entitled HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland.

    Featuring 16 artists from across the island of Ireland, the exhibition considers critical issues such as housing and the climate crisis, immigration, multiculturalism and the changing perception of Ireland on the global stage.

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  • Start-ups Graduate From UCC IGNITE Programme Ready To Grow Their Businesses

    23 Apr 2021
    Start-ups Graduate From UCC IGNITE Programme Ready To Grow Their Businesses

    Start-ups ranging from a smart sleeping mask to helping people secure basketball scholarships in the US have graduated from the IGNITE programme at UCC. 

    Seven entrepreneurs have become the first founders to complete the IGNITE programme entirely online this year. IGNITE nurtures start-ups from an idea to commercial reality and this is the 13th group of graduates to complete the programme. The most recent programme at the award-winning incubation has taken place with the IGNITE Awards and Showcase for Spring 2021. The ceremony took place via webinar. 

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  • Surveys launched on sexual violence and harassment experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education

    15 Apr 2021
    Surveys launched on sexual violence and harassment experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education

    A nationwide cross-sector survey on the experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education, in relation to sexual harassment and violence has been launched.

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  • UCC ranked as a global leader working towards a sustainable future

    21 Apr 2021
    UCC ranked as a global leader working towards a sustainable future

    University College Cork (UCC) has today been ranked 8th in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, placing it as Ireland’s leading university for its impact in working towards creating a sustainable future.

    The evidence based THE Impact Rankings are the only global tables to assess universities against progress towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing a total of 18 rankings, one for each SDG as well as an overall table.

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  • UCC appoints Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health

    06 Apr 2021
    UCC appoints Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health
    • Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation and World Health Organization Expert Advisor appointed to new UCC position.

    • Demand for public mental health and suicide prevention has been greater than ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, expert says.

    University College Cork (UCC) has announced the appointment of Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, with Ella Arensman taking up the role with immediate effect.

    Prof Arensman, who will continue in her current role as Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), will lead important and groundbreaking research on suicide and self-harm within UCC’s School of Public Health.

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  • Funding awarded for projects that encourage interest in STEM

    22 Mar 2021
    Funding awarded for projects that encourage interest in STEM

    A project to unlock and showcase Ireland’s fossil heritage, a community led climate action project and research into the microbiome of Irish Travellers are among the seven UCC research projects awarded funding today through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme. 

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  • UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    22 Mar 2021
    UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.

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  • University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    11 Mar 2021
    University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community.  

    Upon the checking of COVID-19 symptoms the app generates a pass for on campus attendance. The app is not compulsory, but staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the app ahead of planned visits to campus. 

    The app was initially developed by Dr Michael Byrne, Head of UCC Student Health, in conjunction with UCC’s IT Services, to enable UCC’s healthcare students to safely attend their clinical work placements. Those students used the app daily to feed back on their symptoms/lack of symptoms, with UCC Student Health monitoring the data and reacting appropriately as and where necessary.

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  • Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    10 Mar 2021
    Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    One of the world's leading scientists has been appointed to spearhead research and innovation at University College Cork.

    Professor John F. Cryan, a neuroscientist who is recognised as a global leader in the study of gut-brain interactions, will assume the position of Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC, having been selected after a competitive process.

    Prof. Cryan’s ground-breaking discoveries on microbiome-brain interactions have led to fundamental changes in understandings in both the neuroscience and psychiatry fields. Through his research in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at UCC, Prof. Cryan was recently listed as among the world’s top one percent of most-cited researchers, for the fifth time.

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